Con*tral"to (? ∨ ), n. [It., fr. contra + alto. See Alto.] Mus. (a)

The part sung by the highest male or lowest female voices; the alto or counter tenor.


the voice or singer performing this part; as, her voice is a contralto; she is a contralto.

⇒ The usual range of the contralto voice is from G, below middle C, to the C above that; though exceptionally it embraces two octaves.


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Con*tral"to (? ∨ ), a. Mus.

Of or pertaining to a contralto, or to the part in music called contralto; as, a contralto voice.


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